Buenos Aires vs Lisbon

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 2,900,000 517,000
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Very high
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit September - December March - May, September, October
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1698 $2246
Rent $1085 $1093
Groceries $125 $154
Dining out $156 $307
Cafe $32 $41
Coworking space $122 $185
Mobile internet $15 $27
Public transportation $11 $71
Taxis $12 $31
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $20
Sport and cultural events $31 $33
Museums and sights $5 $27
Nightlife $30 $53
Gym $19 $73
Yoga $24 $73
Massage $13 $57
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow